Best bets from Delaware Park on Monday

Nick Shiambouros hopes to start the new week with a couple of winners from Delaware Park…

Gift for Charity Stripe

Race 1 18:15 Delaware Park – Charity Stripe

Charity Stripe should go close in this allowance race on the main track.

This consistent mare was a tad disappointing when finishing third in a similar race at Parx earlier this month. She ran on well in the closing stages, but failed to deliver a challenge behind the easy winner. She had previously won a claimer at Penn National in great style, which reads well in the context of this race. She is a three-time course winner and has been working well ahead of this race. The talented Carol Cedeno has the riding assignment and am expecting a big run. I recommend backing her at BSP.

Second Line David to finish first

Race 8 21:45 Delaware – Second Line David

I am going to give Second Line David another chance in this bottom level maiden claimer on the main track.

This gelding was most disappointing when finishing down the field in a $25k maiden claimer earlier this month. Despite being heavily backed, he trailed the field for most of the way and finished well beaten. This run was too bad to be true and is best forgotten. He had previously finished an excellent third in a $20k maiden claimer at Keenland. His best effort would be more than good enough to take care of this field. Anything around [3.0] will do.